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care of afrormosia
I am replacing the combing in my cockpit which was teak. after checking the price of teak i realized it was not a realistic option, and looked into alternatives. what i found in teak subsitutes were: afrormosia and iroko, and i also considered meranti and the more typical mahoganies.
well to make a short story shorter, all the i could find in the dimensions i needed was afrormosia, which is just as well as it is really pretty wood (the prettiest by far that i considered; and to my mind, equal to if not more attractive then teak itself).
even though afrormosia is quite often called 'african teak' it is not teak, and i am wondering what finishes i can use. the hardwood store suggested teak oil, which is probably what i will do, but i was wondering if it can be left natural as teak often is. i know that it will not 'go white' as teak does, and that's okay, but i fear if left natural might rot in the marine environment.
anyone have any experience with finishing this wood? it is also oft times called 'poor man's teak'.
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